Social Media, Youths and Political Participation in Malaysia: A Review of Literature

International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, Forthcoming

12 Pages Posted: 25 May 2021

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Nor Hafizah Abdullah

University Sultan Zainal Abidin - Faculty of Languages and Communication

Isyaku Hassan

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin

Muhamad Fazil Ahmad

University Sultan Zainal Abidin

Nor Azlili Hassan

Tunku Abdul Rahman University (UTAR)

Mohd Mahadee Ismail

University Putra Malaysia

Date Written: March 29, 2021

Abstract

In today’s modern world, political knowledge is not only conveyed or sought through traditional methods such as political rallies but also via social media such as Facebook, YouTube and Twitter. The search for political information through social media has now become a global phenomenon. In recent years, the use of social media among youths in Malaysia has increased significantly. It is, thus, prudent to explore the use of social media platforms amongst youths in Malaysian. Therefore, this paper offers a review of studies on youth participation in politics via social media, particularly in the Malaysian context. The paper provides an overview of how Malaysian youths seek political information through social media and reviews recent information related to online resources in the political context. It was envisaged that this paper could advance our understanding of the trend and level of youth participation in politics via social media, particularly in Malaysia. Additionally, this review could provide useful information on the online dissemination and consumption of political information.

Keywords: Social Media, Political Information-Seeking Behaviour, Youth, Malaysia

Suggested Citation

Abdullah, Nor Hafizah and Hassan, Isyaku and Fazil Ahmad, Muhamad and Hassan, Nor Azlili and Ismail, Mohd Mahadee, Social Media, Youths and Political Participation in Malaysia: A Review of Literature (March 29, 2021). International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, Forthcoming, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3849948 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3849948

Nor Hafizah Abdullah

University Sultan Zainal Abidin - Faculty of Languages and Communication ( email )

Kampus Gong Badak
Kuala Terengganu, 20400
Malaysia

Isyaku Hassan (Contact Author)

Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin ( email )

Faculty of Languages and Communication
Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin
Kuala Nerus, Terengganu 21300
Malaysia

Muhamad Fazil Ahmad

University Sultan Zainal Abidin ( email )

Kampus Gong Badak
Kuala Terengganu, 20400
Malaysia

Nor Azlili Hassan

Tunku Abdul Rahman University (UTAR) ( email )

Sungai Long Campus Lot PT 21144
Bandar Sg. Long, Cheras, Selangor D.E.,
Bandar Sungai Long, 43000
Malaysia

Mohd Mahadee Ismail

University Putra Malaysia ( email )

Selangor Darul Ehsan
Serdang, Selangor 43400
Malaysia

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